Germany’s largest harbour Hamburg electrifies container transport
The port of Hamburg, Germany’s largest commercial harbour, is changing part of its container transport system to electric vehicles, port operator HHLA says in a press release. Battery-powered transporters will move the cargo containers between ships and depositories and are supposed to help stabilise the power grid by withdrawing or supplying power when docked to a charging station. HHLA head Angela Titzrath says the number of electrified vehicles will grow from the current 25 vehicles to 100 in 2022, reducing the port’s CO2 emissions by about 15,500 tonnes per year from then on.
Read the press release in German here.